Borena zone, Oromia region / 2016
by Action Against Hunger France (USAID / ECHO)

This study was carried out in the Borena area, Oromia region in the pastoral area of Miyo and Moyale districts in 2016. It was funded by OFDA and ACF. The analyst who conducted this study is Christine Plaza. The response analysis took place in February 2017 and was carried out by Manuel Zeni.

The Link NCA identified pathways to under-nutrition explaining this alarming situation. Analysis from literature review, quantitative and qualitative data, validated by multi-sectorial experts, identified 24 risk factors responsible of child under-nutrition in the study area.

Nine risk factors were considered as ‘major’ :

  • Women workload
  • Low educational opportunities
  • Low mothers’ food intake during pregnancy and lactation
  • Low birth spacing / lack of family planning
  • Low rate of exclusive breastfeeding under 6 months
  • Practice of prelacteal feeding
  • Inadequate access to safe drinking water due to surface water being the main source and long distance (and time) to collect water
  • Intra-household food allocation not favoring the women


Full Report - Link NCA - Borena, Ethiopia, 2016